Xiaomi takes the third place in the Ukrainian market of smartphones, but still not ready to sell novelties in the USA
Xiaomi company, which recently unveiled a flagship smartphone Xiaomi Mi 6, in the foreseeable future has no plans to release it in the US and Western Europe, focusing on developing countries. The same policy would apply to future innovations, including Mi Mi Mix 2 and Note 3.
This information was voiced in an interview with Engadget, the Vice-President of the company Wang Xiang (Xiang Wang), which took place after he left Hugo Barra. Former Vice-President of Xiaomi said earlier that this year the company will finally start selling its smartphones in the United States.
Xiang Wang said that Xiaomi has limited resources and is currently trying to strengthen its position in the 30 countries where it sells its products. Most of these countries have developing economies. He acknowledged that the company aims at the mass market: «We are not focused on the elite, we want the innovation was available to all.»
In the fourth quarter of 2016, the company Xiaomi took second place in the smartphone market of India and also the third place in Ukraine, Indonesia and Myanmar. As for Ukraine, from our own experience we can confirm that in this country new smartphones appear in various retailers in a fairly quick time after the announcement at attractive prices with one year guarantee.
The demand for the products of Xiaomi in developing countries will continue to grow as the company plans to open more stores and authorized to sign a new partnership agreement.